Region of Kolkata, West Bengal

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South Kolkata is an important part of Kolkata, consisting mainly of new areas south of the city that are being continuously developed and added. It is less congested and more modern than most parts of the city. You will find more apartment blocks and green patches here.

Gariahat Flyover, Ballygunge
Nirmal Hriday: Mother Teresa's Home for the destitute at Kalighat

Although localities like Ballygunge and Bhowanipore were developed during the British rule, the rest of the district was developed mainly after the partition of India in 1947, millions of refugees from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) squatted in South Kolkata. Many hospitals and budget hotels have sprung up in the district. The southern parts of South Kolkata still has slums here and there, a reminder of the harrowing post-partition days. Efforts have been made in more recent years to regularise land/property rights in the refugee colonies. Most of these colonies now sport a brighter look.

Understand

South Kolkata consists of the southern "mushrooming" parts of the KMC area. Notable localities in the district include Ballygunge, Bhowanipore, Dhakuria, Garia, Jadavpur, Jodhpur Park, Park Circus, Rabindra Sarobar, Rash Behari and Tollygunge.

Jadavpur is one of the important junctions in South Kolkata. Jadavpur University and a number of research institutes of national and international repute are in this neighbourhood.

Tollygunge, nicknamed "Mini Mumbai", is centre of the film industry of West Bengal, known as "Tollywood" (a blend of Tollygunge and Hollywood).

Get in

South Kolkata can be easily reached from Central Kolkata easily by bus, taxi or metro railway. From North Kolkata, the number of buses is slightly low, but the metro and tram are always an option. There also are bus links with East Kolkata.

By bus

A large number of bus routes from other parts of Kolkata and outside Kolkata ply into this district. Air-conditioned buses have also started plying, for example from Sulekha to Rajarhat and New Town and from Tollygunge to Kolkata Airport. There are many long-distance buses from southeastern places to the northern fringes which avoid the city crowds and travel via the EM Bypass.

Garia has three bus stands. Garia No. 5 handles buses coming along Raja SC Mullick Road. The second bus depot handles buses coming along NSC Bose Road. There is a bus stand in Patuli, handling 45 no. private bus. The Garia-Gol Park autos leave from opposite the No. 5 Bus Stand. Garia No. 6 handles buses coming along NSC Bose Road. Buses travelling south of Garia are handled by either the No. 5 or No. 6 depot depending on the direction they are coming from. Autos on the Garia-Tollyguge route leave from near this bus stand. There also are autos for Boral.

By metro

The Blue Line  1  runs over Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, SP Mukherjee Road, Deshpran Shasmal Road, Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Road and the Adi Ganga, with stations at Exide (Rabindra Sadan), Bhowanipore (Netaji Bhavan), Hazra (Jatin Das Park), Rash Behari (Kalighat) and Charu Market (Rabindra Sarobar), Tollygunge (Mahanayak Uttam Kumar), Kudghat (Netaji), Bansdroni (Masterda Surya Sen), Naktala (Gitanjali), Garia Bazar (Kavi Nazrul), Dhalai Bridge (Shahid Khudiram) and New Garia (Kavi Subhash).

By train

South Kolkata can be reached by the Circular Railway and Sealdah South lines. The Circular Railway stations are at Park Circus, Ballygunge, Lake Gardens and Tollygunge, while other stations in South Kolkata are Dhakuria, Jadavpur, Baghajatin and New Garia. Beware of the work hour rush. Cycle rickshaws are available at all stations for local travel.

See

  • 1 Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, 19A, Gurusaday Rd, +91 33 22877241, +91 33 22877242, +91 33 22877243. Daily 10AM-5:30PM. A modern museum with lots of interesting artifacts, shows, events and activities, primarily popular with school-going children. The exhibitions, many of them demanding you to take an active part, can compete with one you could visit in countries like the United States. ₹15; special presentations are charged extra.    
  • 2 CIMA Art Gallery, Sunny Towers, 43 Ashutosh Chowdhury Ave (close to the Birla Temple), +91 33 2485-8509, +91 33 2485 8717, . M 3-7PM, Tu-Sa 11AM-7PM. The Centre of International Modern Art is a small museum showing modern artworks. Free.  
  • 3 Gariahat Tram Depot (Tram World Kolkata). Contains a museum that showcases the tram transport in Kolkata, the only tram transport system in India still in operation.
  • 4 Maulana Azad Museum, 5, Ashraf Mistry Ln, Ballygunge (near Ballygunge Military Camp Gate), +91 33 23356623. M-F 10:30AM-5:30PM. The former home of the Indian freedom activist and the first Education Minister of India, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Maulana Azad's work interpreting the mystic Sarmad of Prince Dara Shikoh's court is also a cornerstone to the secular tradition of India. The museum is replete with narrations of his life, times, work, personal archives, and belongings. Free.    
  • 5 Netaji Bhawan. House of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose after shifting from his ancestral house in Rajpur Sonarpur.    
  • 6 Nirmal Hriday, Kalighat. Mother Teresa's home for destitutes is just next door to the Kalighat temple. If you are bold, have a look into the building to see the people lying in big dormitories and being cared for by some sisters of the Missionaries of Charity.    
  • 7 Rabindra Sarobar (near Lake Gardens railway station). It is a large open lake and park area housing boating clubs, an open air theatre and eateries. The rowing regatta events are held here.

Religious attractions

 
Birla Temple
 
Kalighat Temple
  • 8 Bhowanipore Cemetery, Debendra Lal Khan Rd, Bhowanipore.  
  • 9 Birla Temple (Radha-Krishna Temple), 2 Queens Park Road, Ashutosh Chowdary Ave (Ballygunge Phari Bus Stop). 5:30-11AM and 4:30-9PM. The most modernly-opulent in Kolkata and worth a visit. The adjoining tree-lined lane Queen's Park is the most exclusive and fashionable address in the city and is worth a stroll through. Some of the biggest names in the city call it home. A close second is Sunny Park, running parallel to Queen's Park on the other side of the Birla Temple.
  • 10 Kalighat Temple, Kali Mandir Rd, Kalighat. Houses Kolkata's patron deity. According to the legend, when Lord Shiva’s wife Parvati’s body was cut up, one of her fingers fell here. Rebuilt in 1809, this is one of the 51 shakti pithas.    
  • 11 Tipu Sultan Shahi Masjid, Tollygunge (at the crossing of Deshaparan Sasmal Rd and Prince Anwar Shah Rd). Replica of Esplanade's Tipu Sultan Mosque built by the Waqf Committee at Tollygunge.

Do

  • Take a stroll down memory lane at Prinsep Ghat.
  • Take a boat cruise in small boats under the starlit sky at Outram Ghat.
  • Nandan, 1/1 AJC Bose Rd (east of Rabindra Sadan metro station), +91 33 2223 1210. The symbol of art and culture in the city and the site of the Kolkata Film Festival every November.

Cinema

Parks

  • 1 Kalighat Park, 61, SP Mukherjee Rd, Manoharpukur, Kalighat (Kalighat Metro Station 0.4 km).
  • 2 Lions Safari Park, Moiras Street, lake Terrace, Dhakuria (Vivekananda Park Bus Stop).
  • 3 Padma Pukur Park, Kavi Bharati Road, Lake Gardens (on the lakeshore).
  • 4 Vivekananda Park, Kavi Bharati Road, Southern Park, Lake Gardens (Vivekananda Park Bus Stop).

Sports

  • 5 Calcutta Cricket Centre, ~107, Southern Ave, Lake Terrace (on the northern lakeshore of the Rabindra Sarobar).
  • 6 Rabindra Sarobar Stadium, Moira Street, Hindustan Park (Sarat Bose Southern Ave Crossing Bus Stop). Multi-use stadium. Can accommodate 40,000 spectators.    
  • 7 Royal Calcutta Golf Club. The oldest golf club in India, established in 1829. Exclusively for members and guests.    
  • 8 Tollygunge Club. Exclusively for members and their guests. This club, founded in 1895, spread over a hundred-acre campus, is acknowledged as one of the top clubs in the world. It offers facilities for golf, tennis, squash, indoor and outdoor swimming, riding and amateur equestrian sports.    

Learn

  • 1 Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, +91 33 2464 1307, . Houses a bookstore and a library, among other amenities, with Ramakrishna-Vivekananda literature. It has an auditorium and a well-maintained guest house.    
  • 2 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science. It was founded in 1876 by Dr. Mahendralal Sarkar and is the oldest research institute in India. Sir C. V. Raman worked here during 1907 to 1933 on various topics of physics making the discovery of the celebrated effect on the scattering of light in 1928, which bears his name and that brought many accolades including the Nobel Prize.
  • 3 Jadavpur University. It was established by the National Council of Education in 1906, with the objective of challenging the British grip over education by offering education to the masses 'on national lines and under national control'. It was given the status of a university in 1955.    

Buy

Bazaars

  • 1 Bijaygarh Bazar, Jadavpur.
  • 2 Gariahat, Ballygunge. Spread along Rashbehari Avenue, Gariahat Road and the lanes in the area, Gariahat is one of the largest markets in Kolkata, where one can find shops ranging from branded showrooms and malls to numerous smaller shops. The shops sell a variety of saris, clothes, jewellery, electronic goods, furniture and whatnot. The makeshift shops along the footpaths, popular as hawkers, sell everything – crockery, cutlery, decorative items and utilities. It has numerous eateries and street food joints. Vegetables, fruits, flowers, betel leaves, fish, eggs and meat are the main groceries available. You can buy branded and non-branded clothing from Western like tees and jeans to traditional Indian such as dupattas and sarees, along with bags and purses.  
  • Garia Bazar.
  • 3 Jadu Babu's Market, 31, Asutosh Mukherjee Road. Vegetables, fruits, betel leaf, fish, meat, eggs, etc., available
  • 4 Lake Market, 104, Rash Behari Ave. One of the largest markets in Kolkata. Vegetables, fruits, betel leaf, flowers, fish, meat, eggs, etc., available. It is the best place in South Kolkata for flowers, flower bouquets, floral rings etc.
  • 5 Lansdowne Market, 65/1 Sarat Bose Rd. Vegetables, fruits, betel leaf, flowers, fish, meat, eggs, etc., available. Old market, popular for both variety and fair prices.
  • 6 Patuli Market (Bhasaman Bazar), Baishnabghata-Patuli Township. Opened in 2018, it is the first artificial floating market of India with 280 shops housing on 114 boats.

Malls

  • 7 Forum Mall, 10/3 Elgin Rd. Tu-Sa 10AM-9PM, M 1-8PM, closed Sunday. There is an appealing range of upmarket shops housed across six floors. Forum is a centre of fashion and there are many beautiful clothes, accessories, and shoes to choose from. For those with nostalgia about things foreign, can find shops selling Belgian chocolates, English biscuits and so on. Restaurants include Oh! Calcutta ( +91 33 22837161, mains from ₹150, excellent Bengali food). Ar-Han-Thai (Lebanese & Thai food), Spaghetti Kitchen (Italian food), Starstruck (Chinese, Continental, North Indian, Mughlai).    
  • 8 Lake Mall, Kavi Bharati Sarani (off 104, Rash Behari Ave). Highend shopping mall, branded shops, food court and restaurants, multiplex, offices and hotel.
  • 9 Merlin Homeland Mall, 18B Asutosh Mukherjee Rd, Bhowanipore. Homeland Mall is one stop mall for house building materials and interior decor items. E Zone Electronic Mall is next to it.
  • 10 Quest Mall, 33, Syed Amir Ali Ave, Park Circus. Luxury retail, largest apparel store, fine dining, six screen insignia class multiplex. Restaurants and bars include Chili's and Irish House.    

South City Mall

 
South City Mall
  • 11 South City Mall, 375 Prince Anwar Shah Rd, Jadavpur (Taltala Bus Stop). It has a food court on the third floor with a number of restaurants. Most of the restaurants have bars. The restaurants are splurge/mid-range. Apart from restaurants at the edges there is a big open space in the middle with seating arrangements. This area is served by KFC and other outlets serving food ranging from South Indian to kebabs. The open space food outlets are comparatively less costly. Spencer's also has a food zone within their outlet in the basement. Car parking available @ ₹25 per hour.    
    • Fame - South City (Watch films).
    • Flame & Grill, Shop No. 310, 3rd Floor, +91 33 24228503. Variety of Kababs served hot
    • Mainland China Restaurant, Shop No. 313, 3rd Floor, +91 33 64578361. Innovative Chinese food.
    • Pizza Hut, 3rd Floor, +91 33 40653061.
    • Subway, Shop no. 306, 3rd Floor, +91 33 40643116.
    • Zara The Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Shop No. 309, 3rd Floor, +91 33 32568055. Mediterranean food

Shops

  • 12 Dakhsinapan Shopping Complex, Dhakuria. Tu-Sa 11AM-7:30PM, and Mondays after 2PM, closed on Sunday. An excellent place to buy Indian handicrafts and artefacts. There are many Indian state government emporiums there, stocked with fixed price goods from all over the country. It also has clothes shops, eateries et al.
  • 13 Machhli Baba, 24A, Lake View Rd, Ground Floor. Different varieties of fish starting from single piece to large quantities

Eat and drink

Major chain restaurants include Domino's (1/432, Gariahat Rd S ad 62/7, Ballygunge Circular Rd) and Haldiram's (58, Chowringhee Rd and 24, Ballygunge Park). For places to eat in Tangra, see Kolkata/East, for the Park Street area see Kolkata/Central.

  • 1 Chakhna Shakna Punjabi Dhaba (Flavours of Punjab.), 259-B, Lake-Gardens (near Rammohan Mission School), +91 9002107890, +91 9474453800. Specialist in Punjabi, tandoori & North Indian cuisine. Free home food delivery or sit'n'dine service.
  • 2 Don Giovanni's, 1/114 Jodhpur Park, +91 33 40007830, +91 33 24133243. Supreme pizza, momos, fried rice chicken, burgers, Margherita pizza.
  • 3 Fiya the Zayka, 44/1 Adi Ganga, Bansdroni Post Office Road, Bansdroni (opposite of Surya Sen Metro), toll-free: +919748079337, . 3-10:30PM. Cooking the Royal Biryani is the profession of Fiya the Zayka’s; they serve Mughlai food, developed under the patronage of the Mughal Kings and Queens using the spices of the Mughals' adopted Indian homeland. ₹25/₹100.
  • 4 Tandoor Park, 28/4 Gariahat Rd S (near Jodhpur Park Post Office), +91 33 40007588, +91 9836370051, +91 9831458972, +91 9830006647. North Indian and Chinese cuisine. Specialities - mocktails, shawarma, murgh musallam, masala kulcha, keema naan, murg reshmi kabab, manchow soup. Try their mixed kabab plate. Hard drinks served.
  • 5 Suresh Mistanna Bhander, Shop 7, Sarat Ghosh Garden Rd, Dhakuria, +91 9836876365. All sorts of sweetmeat with unforgettable taste
  • 6 Hungry Tide, UBI Dhakuria Branch Bldg, 32/12A, Gariahat Rd S, Dhakuria, +91 33 3099 1262. Noon-10PM. Chinese, Continental, North Indian, etc.
  • 7 Lokaahar, 533, Jodhpur Park, +91 8420170529, +91 9007980125. 9AM-10PM. Tasty and varied Bengali dishes - mocha chingri, mochar ghonto, mutton kasha, dhokar dalna, posto bora et al. Must try bhetki fry. Special menu during the Poila Baisakh week, but beware of the crowds it attracts, because it is a small homely place. They also serve Continental, Chinese and Thai dishes. Drinks not served.
  • Bhojohori Manna, +91 33 24663941, +91 33 24667686. Authentic and traditional Bengali food. Fish and vegetarian speciality - shukto, mochar ghonto, chital macher muitha, chingri macher malaikari, kankra (crab), et al. Mutton Dak Bungalow has become a trade mark. No hard drinks.
    • 8 18/1A Hindustan Rd.
    • 9 9/18 Ekdalia Rd. Mostly for takeaway service. Food also served.
    • 10 23A Priyanath Mallick St (near Hazra More), +91 33 24545922.
  • 11 Chinese Pavilion, P 21 Old Ballygunge Rd (at Ballygunge Phari crossing), +91 33 2283 3093, +91 9836627306. Noon-10:30PM. Chinese and Thai cuisine. Drinks not served.
  • 12 The Dhaba, Ballygunge Phari, +91 8017779607, +91 9903000353. 11:30AM-11PM. North Indian and Chinese cuisine. Try out the Punjabi speciality;makka di roti and sarson di saag
  • 13 Krystal Chopstick, 71 H, Hindustan Park (opposite Basanti Devi College), +91 33 4060 3022, +91 9831526118. Noon-10:30PM. Chinese cuisine. No drinks.
  • 14 Mirch Masala, 49/2 Gariahat Rd (near Pantaloons), +91 9830644484, +91 33 24618900. Great Punjabi food, also has a Chinese restaurant. Drinks served.
  • 15 6 Ballygunge Place, +91 33 24603922, +91 99 03975614. Bengali & North Indian cuisine. Buffet lunch ₹375 (Monday to Friday), ₹425 (Saturday). No drinks.    
  • 16 South India Club Canteen, 70 B, Hindustan Park, +91 33 24640927. Budget restaurant. The place is not posh but has tasty food.
  • 17 Padmaparer Rannaghar, 26/4 Gariahat Rd, +91 33 2419 8916. Noon-10PM. Bengali and South Indian cuisine.
  • 18 Tero Parban, 49C Purna Das Rd (Near Gol Park), +91 33 2464 0199, +91 9830432175. Noon-10:30PM. Bengali cuisine with the ambience of a traditional Bengali home.
  • 19 Mitra Cafe, 23/37 Gariahat Rd, +91 90076 95923. 11AM-11PM. North Indian fast food. Speciality - fish kaviraji, mutton chops, rolls, pakoda, mutton kaviraji, chowmein, pudding.
  • 20 Kasturi Restaurant, 13/6B Anil Moitro Rd (near Patha Bhaban Montessori School), +91 33 2440 0039, +91 8334922228. 11:45AM-11PM. Dhakai cuisine. Speciality - bhetki paturi, biryani, mochar ghonto, kochu pata chingri bhapa, jhuri alu bhaja, mutton kosha, kosha mangsho.
  • 21 Kwality, 2A, Gariahat Rd (near Ballygunge Phari crossing), +91 33 2460 9982, +91 33 2460 7079. Noon-10:45PM. One of the earliest posh restaurants in South Kolkata. Authentic North Indian delicacies. Continental and Chinese also served. Drinks available. Payment in cash only.
  • 22 Mainland China, Uniworth House, 3A, Guru Saday Dutta Rd, +91 33 2283 7964, +91 9330627506. 12:30-3PM, 7-11PM. Innovative Chinese food. Grand buffets. Drinks served.
  • 23 Azad Hind, 12/1, Ballygunge Circular Rd, +91 33 24866475, +91 33 24864742. Virtually open round the clock. North Indian cuisine, street food. Popular items: chicken bharta, tandoori chicken, tandoori aloo, butter naan, dal tadka, rolls, panneer butter masala. No alchohol.
  • 24 Banana Leaf (A unit of Komala Vilas), 74-75, Rashbehari Ave (near Lake Market), +91 33 24641960, +91 33 24640941. South Indian vegetarian snacks and thali meal. Great food. Authentic South Indian taste - very different from the road side stalls catering to Bengali taste.
  • 25 Khawab, 166A, Sarat Bose Rd (near National High School For Girls), +91 9836033337, +91 9874246629, +91 33 24669695. Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani, Mutton Rogan Josh.
  • 26 Kurry Club, 176 Sarat Bose Rd, +91 33 24661979. Mexican, Italian and other cuisine.
  • 27 Tamarind, 177 Sarat Bose Rd (near Deshapriya Park), +91 33 66343960. South Indian Non-vegetarian. Snacks like idli and dosa are not available. Specialised main meal dishes. Enjoy Keralian food, Coorgi dishes et al.
  • 28 Zeeshan, 187 Sarat Bose Rd (near Deshapriya Park), +91 33 2464 4224, +91 7604066539. 11AM-11PM. Great Mughlai food, take away only.
  • 29 Oudh 1590, 23/B, Deshapriya Park and also at P-562, Hemanta Mukhopadhyay Sarani (behind Vivekananda Park). Period dining experience - try it out.
  • 30 Prema Vilas, 63/1, Lake Market, +91 33 2463 1961. South Indian vegetarian.
  • 31 Maharaja and Maharani, Sarat Bose Rd (near the Rashbehari Ave crossing). These are two separate kachori shops, near each other. The footpath in front of the shops is always crowded. Their early morning stocks often get exhausted by around 9AM. They also serve later in the day. Anyone going that way must give it a try. Don't miss the jalebis/malpuas after the kachouri-sabzi. The location shown on the map here is that of Maharani, and Maharaja is a little down the road towards the lakes.
  • 32 Marco Polo, 205 Sarat Bose Rd (near Southern Ave crossing), +91 33 2463 0909. 12:30PM-11:30PM. Continental and North Indian cuisine. Drinks served.
  • Bijoli Grill, +91 33 4003 6606. Seafood, Chinese and Bengali cuisine.
    • 33 38, SP Mukherjee Rd. Noon-10PM.
    • 34 124B, Southern Ave.
  • 35 Fung Shway, 122A, Southern Ave, +91 33 4065 9510. Thai, Chinese, etc. Drinks served.
  • 36 The Coastal Macha, 55, Southern Ave, +91 33 3099 1254. Indian seafood, South Indian, Keralian, Maharashtrian.
  • 37 Sangu Valley Restaurant, 6A, SP Mukherjee Rd, +91 9831361928, +91 8583962171. 11AM-10PM. North Indian, Chinese cuisine.
  • 38 Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick, 2, Puddapukur Rd, Bhowanipore, +91 33 2486 9490, +91 33 2454 0281, . 9AM-10PM. Offers a wide range of sweets and snacks. Famous for its baked rosogolla.
  • 39 Pepper Chino, 37 Sarat Bose Rd (opposite Lakshmi Narayan Temple), +91 33 6555 2051, +91 7004985103. Noon-4AM. North Indian Continental and Chinese cuisine. Drinks served.
  • 40 Tangra Kaizen, 33B, Sarat Bose Rd, Paddapukur, +91 33 2474 4358. 11AM-11PM. Chinese and Thai cuisine. Drinks served. Only cash payment.
  • 41 Subway, Merlin Homeland, 18B, Asutosh Mukherjee Road, +91 33 4004 7412, +91 33 2454 2234. 11AM-10:30PM. Healthy food, salad, fast foods. Popular items: Sandwiches, Chicken Wrap, Chicken Tikka Sub. No alcohol.
  • 42 Balwant Singh's Eating House, 10B, Harish Mukherjee Rd, +91 9903975361. 4AM-3AM next day. North Indian vegetarian cuisine. Popular items: Tea, lassi, paneer tikka, samosa, dudh cola, kesar chai. No alcohol.
  • 43 Ganguram, 84A, Shambhunath Pandit St, +91 33 2455 2357. 6AM-10PM. One of the oldest sweet meat sellers in Kolkata, with a chain of outlets across the city. It is a revered name in the arena of Bengali sweets. Take away only.
  • 44 Gupta Brothers, 82A, Shambhunath Pandit Rd, +91 33 2455 6328, +91 33 2454 8716. 9AM-10:30PM. Sweets and casual dining. Popular items: vegetarian thali, gulab jamun, dahi vada, dhania dosa, kulfi, mango lassi and idli.
  • 45 Arsalan, 28, Circus Ave, +91 33 22844010, +91 33 22848556. They have seven branches: 1. Chinar Park, 2. Anandapur (opposite Calcutta International School), 3. Hatibagan, 4. Park Street Area (Muzaffar Ahmed Road), 5. Park Circus 7-point crossing, 6. New Alipore, and 7. Jessore Road, Bangur.
    Biryani and Mughlai food. Popular items: firni, mutton kosha, mutton boti kebab, chicken chatpata, mutton biryani, egg chicken roll.
  • 46 Only Alibaba, 28A, Syed Amir Ali Ave, +91 33 4070 1109. Noon-4:30PM, 7-11PM. Biryani and Mughlai food. The food has a good taste in the main shop but in their fry king outlet at Baghajatin some items are bad and unpalatable.
  • 47 Zeeshan, 17 Syed Amir Ali Ave, +91 33 22806842, +91 9903611112. 7AM-midnight. Zeeshan has several outlets mostly for takeaway customers: 1. Deshapriya Park, 2. Kidderpore, 3. Garia, 4. Lake Market Area, 5. Ballygunge, 6. Tollygunge, 7. Esplanade, 8. College Street.
    Biryani and Mughlai food. Popular items: biryani, rolls, firni, murg reshmi kabab, mutton tikka, mutton chaap, tandoori chicken.

Sleep

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
BudgetUnder ₹1000
Mid-range₹1000 to ₹3000
SplurgeOver ₹3000

Budget

  • Apanjan, 3 Shanti Park, Panchasayar, +91 9830016645, +91 9836198199. Around ₹200 per day/ non-AC room.
  • Atithi, 7 Sonali Park, Panchasayar, +91 9830380049. ₹250-350 per double-bedded non-AC room.
  • Bina Bhawan, 15A, Shanti Park, Panchasayar, +91 98311248611, +91 987407250. ₹300-350 per double-bedded non-AC room.
  • Maity Villa, 27 Sonali Park, Panchasayar, +91 9836955183. ₹300-500 double-bedded non-AC room; ₹800-1200 for double-bedded AC room.
  • Ricko, 22 Shanti Park, Panchasayar, +91 9836955183. ₹300-600 per double-bedded non-AC room.
  • Shib Bandhalay, 21 Shanti Park, Panchasayar. ₹400 per double-bedded non-AC room.
  • 1 Fern Hotel & Restaurant, +91 33 24407797, +91 9831477704.
  • 2 Hotel Komala Vilas, 74&75 Rashbehari Ave (near Lake Market, Kalighat metro station 400 m), +91 33 24641960.
  • 3 Park Inn, 10/1 Tal Bagan Ln (near Park Circus Maidan). US$20 for standard double bedded room.
  • 4 Sharani Lodge, 71/K Hindustan Park, Gariahat, +91 33 24635717, +91 33 24641999, +91 33 24644971.
  • 5 Gariahat Inn, +91 072589 86668.  
  • 6 Ramakrishna Mission International Guest House, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark.

Mid-range

  • 7 The Best Inn, 1B, Sushil Sen Road (off crossing of Chowringhee Road & Elgin Road, near Rabindra Sadan Metro Station), +91 33 24549101. Amenities include air-conditioning, telephone, internet connectivity, TV (Cable), laundry service, housekeeping, room service, continental breakfast. Deluxe Suite (King size Double Bed)/Deluxe Queen (Queen Double Bed)/Deluxe Twin (two single beds) rooms with attached bathrooms. ₹2,000-3,000.
  • 8 Casa Fortuna Hotel, 234/1A, AJC Bose Rd, +91 33 4021 8000, . Deluxe single ₹5,000, Deluxe double ₹6,000.
  • 9 Central Bed & Breakfast, 7th Floor, Lansdowne Court, 5B, Sarat Bose Rd (near Minto Park), +91 9836465400, . Check-in: Noon, check-out: 10AM. 10-minute drive from Park Street and 1 minute from Minto Park. It’s on the 7th floor of a residential apartment. 4 bedrooms with free WiFi, attached bathrooms, common kitchen. All rooms are air-conditioned. Owners live in the same building. Great location, safe, and 24/7 security. Recommended for backpackers. ₹2,699.
  • 10 Hotel Samilton, 35A, Sarat Bose Rd. ₹3,000-4,500.
  • Mrs. Dam's Guesthouse, near Ballygunge (near Ice Skating Rink), +91 33 2290 4533. Modern, prettily furnished rooms with attached bath, air-con, TV, etc. in a quiet, safe neighborhood. Helpful owner lives in the same building, and is a handy source for tips on what to see/where to go in Kolkata. They also have a great cook, so make sure you try a home-cooked Bengali meal when you're there. ₹2000.
  • 11 The Red Carpet, P-399, Keyatala Ln, +91 33 40086847. ₹2,500.
  • 12 Blue Chip, 99/5/13, Dr Amiya Bose Sarani, Ballygunge, +91 033 2460 3983. Check-in: noon, check-out: 11AM.
  • 13 Basera Guest House, 128C, Southern Ave, Golpark, +91 090515 66883. Check-in: noon, check-out: noon.

Splurge

Connect

Cope

Ambulance

Hospitals

  • 6 AMRI Hospital Dhakuria, 4-5, Gariahat Rd, Dhakuria. A well-known trauma centre in Dhakuria, the hospital also has excellent set up for 'Golden Hour' support in Cardiac Sciences, along with facilities for advanced treatment procedures. The cardiac emergency department at AMRI Hospital Dhakuria provides support across the board, from paediatric to geriatric.
  • 7 SSKM Hospital, 244 AJC Bose Rd, +91 33 22041101.

Libraries

  • 8 Kolkata Metropolitan Library, 2, Ballygunge Park Rd, +91 33 2287-2004.

Police stations

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Routes through South Kolkata
END N   S Jaynagar MajilpurBakkhali
MaidanSouthwest Kolkata W   E East KolkataFar North Kolkata
North KolkataCentral Kolkata N   S END


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